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Category Archive: wildlife

11 Family Fun Things to do in Burleson

If you’re looking for a fun little family getaway, check out all the town of Burleson has to offer! Burleson sits just off I-35, South of Fort Worth, and was once a stop… Continue reading

10 Tips for a Terrific Ski Vacation in Red River, New Mexico

Are you ready to take the kids out to ski?  New Mexico is the closest place to go in Texas, and has some incredible ski areas.  I grew up skiing in Red River,… Continue reading

Bear Country USA, Rapid City, SD

When my son announced that he wanted to go to Mount Rushmore for our Summer Vacation, I was so excited because for years I’ve seen people posting their pictures of Bear Country U.S.A.,… Continue reading

12 Reasons to visit Buena Vista, CO

If you’re looking for an incredible Colorado getaway, you have to visit Buena Vista!  We were only there for a few days, but already planning a trip back to explore all there is… Continue reading

Why Glen Rose is considered the Dinosaur Capital of Texas

We spent a fun 3 days in Glen Rose, uncovering the reason why it’s called the Dinosaur Capital of Texas!  From hiking trails, swimming holes and the Courthouse Square, you’ll find yourself surrounded… Continue reading

Clark Botanical Gardens, Weatherford

Clark Botanic Gardens in Weatherford is a well-known wedding destination in North Texas, but the gardens extend through past ponds, a historic tree trail, unique “themed” gardens and much more!  It’s been a… Continue reading

The Ultimate Road Trip Guide to Destin, Florida

Planning a road trip to Destin?  Here’s my ultimate road trip offering 3 different routes from Texas, with plenty of stops along the way!     My friend Leslie asked for a few… Continue reading

La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa, Lake Conroe

Nothing says summer like a weekend at the lake!  We made our escape out to La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa, located on Lake Conroe!  This terrific resort offers so much, from golf… Continue reading

Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary, Austin

Located on the West side of Austin, the Austin Zoo is an animal rescue sanctuary that is open to the public.  It doesn’t receive state or federal funding and all money comes from… Continue reading

Fort Griffin State Historic Site, Albany

Fort Griffin State Historic Site lies in what is known in Texas as the Big Empty.  The wide open spaces where you’re likely to see more deer than people during a weekend.  North… Continue reading

Canyon of the Eagles, Burnet

It’s my birthday weekend, and we headed to Canyon of the Eagles on Lake Buchanan, one of the Highland Lakes on the Colorado River!  Named for the numerous bald eagles that nest here… Continue reading

Things to see and do in Huntsville

This little Texas town is home to the Texas State Penitentiary and Sam Houston State University, but there is a lot more to see here!  Take a quick detour off the interstate, or… Continue reading

Our Weekend at Bastrop State Park Cabin No.12, Bastrop

  In February, you never know what the weather will be like.  You could have ice on the roads, or a beautiful, sunny day!  Thankfully, the latter was the case for us during… Continue reading

Turner Falls, Davis Oklahoma

We first visited Turner Falls Park in Davis about 15 years ago, and it turned in to an annual trip, centered around when my husband would be gone for the weekend to the… Continue reading

10 Reasons Why Your Next Beach Vacation Should be to South Padre Island

South Padre Island isn’t just a place to visit for Spring Break when you’re in college, it’s an incredible vacation destination for families all year long!  We spent the New Years Weekend exploring… Continue reading